BRAIN ORGANIZATION AND BEHAVIOR.
Final technical rept. 1 Mar 68-30 Jun 70,
CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF PHYSIOLOGY
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The report provides a summary of interdisciplinary research under the title, BRAIN ORGANIZATION AND BEHAVIOR. The goals of the project were to bring together neurophysiologists and psychologists in a combined interdisciplinary attack upon the neural mechanisms underlying behavior. Both electrophysiological and behavioral methods were employed. Problem areas fell into the following categories Drive-Motivation, Perception, Learning, Conditioning, Attention and Emotion. The present report lists the publications and highlights of the work for the period March 1, 1968 to June 30, 1970, and summarizes the number of pre- and post-doctoral participants since the beginning of the project Sept. 1, 1955, and the total number of publications. High-lights of recent work emphasize progress in defining neural systems involved in reticulo-thalamo-cortical relationships related to sleep and wakefulness, arousal and attention, perception, learning, conditioning, and emotion. These involve a midline nonspecific thalamic projection system, two hypothalamic-hippocampal systems, a lateral nuclear group in the thalamus including the pulvinar, concerned with higher integrative functions, and specific and nonspecific visual systems. Author
- Anatomy and Physiology